16 May 2012

M/M Romance - Hop Against Homophobia!


When I read there was a blog hop called Hop Against Homophobia, I wanted in immediately!  I’ve been a long time supporter for gay rights, in fact all of my family and friends have as well, so I feel honored to be part of this for the International Day Against Homophobia which is May 17th.  Thank you Erica, K-Lee and NJ!

Whenever I read something or see someone propagating homophobia, it’s like a knife driving into my heart.  How could I be part of such an intelligent race that still harbors such deep fear of people and beliefs that are different?  Whether it’s intolerance against people other than Caucasian, religion other than Christian, or love other than heterosexual, I don’t understand what goes on in these discriminators minds.  How they feel justified in preaching humanity when they deny the most basic human nature...love.  

Every time I feel like the human race has crossed one hurdle, another seems to pop up.  To deny a same-sex couple the right to marry is like telling an African-American they have to sit at the back of the bus.  It’s just absolutely WRONG.  It’s a step backward for equality, and haven’t we’ve already seen through history just how wrong it is to deny equality?  Nothing matters but the heart of a person.  Not their skin color, not who they worship, and certainly not who they love.

One thing I love about the explosion of ebook publishing is the breaking down of all types of censure.  Readers are now able to explore different passions and a side of sexuality that hadn't been so easily available.  So many different love stories are visited now, from male/male love to multiple partners, and I’m thrilled to be part of this turn of events.  I feel like writers of M/M romances are the forefront of a revolution, that we are paving the way for a change tomorrow.

I recently wrote my first M/M romance novella title You Can Run, through Loose Id and I’m offering the PDF ebook of this title to a lucky winner!  To enter, simply leave a comment to this blog.  The winner will be chosen by my lovely five year old son (whom I'm always telling it's okay to have a boyfriend) by picking a winning name from a bowl.

BUT please visit the other bloggers on this tour and support Hop Against Homophobia at:   http://hopagainsthomophobia.blogspot.com/ 


  1. Beth, thank you for the wonderful post on a cause that is very important to me due to my work in the gay adult industry. I have tweeted it too!

  2. I believe love can triumph over hate and that it always will!

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.


  3. I agree completely! I don't understand how people can be so hateful and truly hope that in our lifetimes acceptance of all types of love will be the norm rather than the exception. One of the main reasons I bought an e-reader was because I couldn't get access to m/m books and I devour more every day :-)

    smaccall AT comcast.net

  4. Thank you for participating and sharing your thoughts.

    andreagrendahl AT gmail DOT com

  5. Interesting comments Beth.
    Reading m/m romances has certainly led to me being more aware of the issues facing the community and making me think how i act in my daily life

  6. M/m has increased my awareness, too. It's been a great hop!


  7. Thanks for participating in this great blog hop. I'm enjoying all the posts :)


  8. Some things never change... 21st century and sometimes it feels like the 12th!
    great post!

    creativebarbwire at gmail dot com

  9. Thank you so much for participating in the hop. I hope that this helps to spread the word and that one day a hop like this will no longer be needed. I have shown many of the post to my nieces and nephews. We recently have been discussing how damaging bullying is and how innocent remarks can make you be seen as being a bully. One of the things that makes me mad is when I hear...you're so gay... pisses me off. These post have helped them already. I heard my nephew stand up to someone that called someone else a hurtful name... I was so proud. Thank you all for helping by sharing hurtful and/sad memories and your personal views/message.
    I pray one day for equality for EVERYONE not just some.

  10. Thanks for participating in the hop!

  11. Thanks for participating for this wonderful cause of awareness…I teach high schoolers and this is a topic that we discuss at length. I just want them to be aware and know that they have the power to change the world!

  12. Thanks for participating and you are right there are so many wrongs with Homophobia.


  13. I totally agree. In the US it is never more obvious than now about the one step forward and then one back. The events in NC and the open support for marriage equality by the president being rather obvious examples.

    Thanks for participating in the hop.

    lmbrownauthor at gmail dot com

  14. I love the raising of the Pride flag picture. It's so beautiful. Thanks so much for taking part, Beth :)

    eripike at gmail dot com

  15. Thanks for participating in the HOP.


  16. Thanks so much for participating and sharing!!


  17. Homophobic Cyberstalking story of the Century can be read here http://homophobicdorsetpolice.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/the-pre-meditated-and-manipulated-16th.html